Charles Reinholtz

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
  • M. - Master in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida


ERG 101 (Introduction to Engineering)
ME 306 (Mechanisms)
ME 407 (Preliminary Senior Design)
ME 427 (Senior Design)
ME 595 (Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems)



David G. Schmale III, Benjamin R. Dingus, Charles Reinholtz, Development and Application of an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Precise Aerobiological Sampling above Agricultural Fields, Journal of Field Robotics 25(3), (2008)

Articulated Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) Controlled with Complimentary Semi- & Autonomous Mobility Behaviors, Gerald R. Lane, Charles Reinholtz, Mohan Khrishnan, Mark J. Paulik, Nassif Rayess, NATO symposium on Platform Innovations and System Integration for Unmanned Air, Land and Sea Vehicles, Florence, Italy," May 14-18, 2007.

Brett M. Leedy and Charles Reinholtz, Developing a Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Virginia Techs Entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge, National Instruments NI Week 2006, Austin Texas, (winner, Virtual Instrumentation Applications Paper Contest Best Control Paper Award).

Sean Baity, Charles F. Reinholtz and Alfred L. Wicks, Kinematic Design of a Novel All-wheel Drive Multi-body Articulated Unmanned Ground Vehicle, AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2006.

Grant Gothing, Jesse Hurdus, Al Wicks and Charles Reinholtz, Implementation of JAUS on a 2004 Cadillac SRX Using a Potential Fields Architecture, AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2006.

Leedy, B., Putney, J., Bauman, C., Cacciola, S., Webster, J. M., Reinholtz, C. F., Virginia Techs Twin Contenders: A Comparative Study of Reactive and Deliberative Navigation, Journal of Field Robotics, 23(9), 709-727, September, 2006.

Gombar, B., Terwelp, C., Fleming, M., Wicks, A. L. and Reinholtz, C.F., JOUSTER: Joint Unmanned Systems Test, Experimentation and Research Facility, International Test and Evaluation (ITEA) Journal, December 2004/January 2005, pp. 9-13.

Ruél Faruque, Andrew Bacha, Charles Reinholtz, Implementing a JAUS Design Process on Two Autonomous Robots for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, 6th Annual Intelligent Vehicle Systems Symposium, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa-Traverse City, MI, June, 2006.

Sean Baity, Jonathan Frentzel, Brett Gombar, Michael Fleming, Chris Terwelp, Al Wicks, Charles Reinholtz and Andrew Bacha, Portable Wireless Site Instrumentation for Unmanned System Experimentation AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2005, June 28-30, 2005, Baltimore, MD

Shane Barnett, Sean Baity, Ben Hastings, Chris Terwelp, Charles Reinholtz, Bill McBride, Andrew Moore, Development of a Tow Capacity Test Device for Small Unmanned Vehicles, AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2005, June 28-30, 2005, Baltimore, MD

Andrew Bacha, Michael Fleming, Chris Terwelp, Charles Reinholtz and Al Wicks, A Behavior Based Approach to Autonomous Lane Following, 5th Annual Intelligent Vehicle Systems Symposium, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa-Traverse City, MI, June 13-16, 2005

Sean Baity, Brett Gombar, Michael Fleming, Charles Reinholtz, Design for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, 5th Annual Intelligent Vehicle Systems Symposium, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa-Traverse City, MI, June 13-16, 2005